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Mourners gather at mass for East San Diego County teen athlete killed in crash

Posted: 11:20 AM, Dec 20, 2017
Updated: 2017-12-20 23:31:12Z
Mass held for star athlete killed in crash
Mass held for star athlete killed in crash
Mass held for star athlete killed in crash
Mass held for star athlete killed in crash

ALPINE, Calif. (KGTV) - A funeral mass was held Wednesday for the East County teenager killed in a head-on crash.

William Burton, 17, was a star athlete at Granite Hills High School.

Burton was riding in the back seat of a Jeep Wrangler on South Grade Rd. in Alpine last week when the driver crossed into oncoming traffic, CHP officers said. Burton was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the Jeep.

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Burton and his friends were leaving a football team banquet at a the time of the crash.

Burton’s loved ones gathered at the Queen of Angels church to share their memories.

A celebration of life ceremony will take place Thursday at Shadow Mountain Church in El Cajon at 1:30 p.m.

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